''I thought I saw the worst of war as I carried patients off the helicopters into triage and as I tended to their wounds.''
Mark McLaughlin and Arch Watkins are both naval aviation veterans. McLaughlin has a background in business and finance, while Watkins is a trained engineer. Separately, those are valuable skills in today’s workforce. Together, it meant a booming distilling business.
It was the surprise of a lifetime for a veteran and his family.
The ad is simple: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles "C.Q." Brown is wearing camouflage, seated in a hangar and speaking directly to the camera, his words punctuated by electrifying videos of pilots pushing the envelope.
Whenever Herb and June Cook take their open-top vehicle out for a drive, they receive much attention. The couple has grown used to stares, pointing fingers, honking horns and waving hands and realize it does not come because two octogenarians are riding in a convertible. Their mode of transportation may be one of just four in the nation.
Wednesday, he turned 100-years-old and people turned out to celebrate his life. Chester is a Cleveland native and was a season ticket holder for the Browns. You also may have seen him at the Cavaliers games where he operated the elevator.
Freda Josephine McDonald was born in 1906 to parents who were entertainers in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The United States at the time was still very much a segregated country, and her parents had trouble making ends meet. She helped them out by doing odd jobs, but her father eventually left the family, leaving his daughter to scrounge for food and cash.
Eight years after deploying to Afghanistan, a group of Army veterans found themselves back together.
Zia Ghafoori, his pregnant wife and their three small children landed in the United States from their home in Kabul in September 2014.
Jessie Dunbar, a WWII Vet, is celebrating her 99th birthday!
A former Air Force intelligence analyst who said he was compelled to speak out against the military's use of drones after witnessing firsthand their effect on civilian casualties has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information.